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WHO IS OPEN? RETAIL & SERVICES (updated 5/28)

View and download the updated list of Member Shops and Services.

Contact Jack to update us on your status for inclusion here.…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 23, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

WHO IS OPEN? RESTAURANTS (updated 5/12/20)

View and download the updated list of Member Restaurants (and more) offering delivery, curbside pickup and/or takeout.

Contact Jack to update us on your status for inclusion here.…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 22, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

TLGV Celebrates Earth Day with Cleanup Contest

TLGV Celebrates Earth Day with Cleanup Contest

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) believes we can all still celebrate Earth Day, even if we cannot gather together for town-wide cleanups. To help individuals throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor get into cleanup mode, TLGV is starting a cleanup contest.

Participation is easy. Go to…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 22, 2020 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Cornerstone Bank Makes Donations to Local Organizations Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic

During these unprecedented times, Cornerstone Bank is making donations to help local organizations with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a local, community bank, supporting the community is a top priority.

A $15,000 donation was made to Harrington Healthcare System. This donation will be used to aid in the purchasing of personal protective equipment for front line staff. For more information about Harrington, ways you can help, and important information about…

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Added by Cornerstone Bank on April 22, 2020 at 9:34am — No Comments

Small Business Recovery Grant Program

We wanted to share with you this information about small business recovery grants currently being offered by LISC Boston. Grants up to $10,000 are available. The deadline for applications is this Friday. These grants will be highly competitive, so apply as soon as possible.

LISC is providing grants to affected small businesses in Massachusetts to help them cope with the…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 21, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

RESTAURANTS: DELIVERY AND TAKEOUT UPDATED 4.16

View and download the updated list of Member Restaurants offering delivery and/or takeout.

Thank you for supporting your local dining establishments!…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 16, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches Fund with Vistaprint to Support Small Business Recovery

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches Fund with Vistaprint to Support Small Business Recovery

Small businesses are the foundation of our communities and our economy. Employing nearly half the American workforce, they keep our neighborhoods running and make them feel like home. The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have wrought unprecedented financial uncertainty. These businesses need…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 16, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Last Green Valley is Hiring

The Last Green Valley is Hiring

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is searching for a Financial Officer to handle all aspects of the non-profit’s financial activities. The Financial Officer will be responsible for accounting, payroll, grants, contract management, audit preparation and human resources, performing a variety of tasks essential to The Last Green Valley’s success.

“We are looking for one person who can…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 7, 2020 at 1:17pm — No Comments

April 5: COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report

View and download the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report for April 5, 2020.

COVID-19 Command Center 04.05.20.pdf

Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 6, 2020 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Covid-19 Business Impact Survey

Greetings Members,
We would greatly appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete this confidential survey from the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission on how COVID-19 has impacted your business. The information gathered here will make a difference to all businesses in Southern Worcester County. Your responses will help CMRPC understand exactly what the…
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Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 2, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

April 1: COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report

View and download the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report for April 1, 2020.

COVID-19 Command Center_04.01.20.pdf

Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 2, 2020 at 1:17pm — No Comments

CARES Act Establishes $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program

Visit this link for a message from Congressman McGovern regarding the new Paycheck Protection Program.

mcgovern.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=Z5MPA3CVK5FYYNZ2O5WNNQJ37E

Added by CMS Chamber Online on April 1, 2020 at 4:59pm — No Comments

MASS.GOV: COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses

Connect with MASS.GOV with the links below for resources for businesses from the state.

Includes:

-Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program

-Emergency Order re: Essential Services and Assemblage Guidance

-Administrative Tax Relief Measures

-MGCC Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

-MEMA’s Emergency Operations Center’s Private Sector Hotline

-Executive Office of…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 30, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

WCAC's Home Heating Assistance Program

WCAC's Home Heating Assistance Program
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. oversees the home heating assistance program for our region. If you or someone you know is struggling to keep up with home heating bills, please reach out! While WCAC’s main office is closed to the public, staff is available via phone/email.
  *   For heating…
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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 26, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

CHAMBER HOURS AND CONTACT UPDATE

TO OUR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS,

WE HOPE YOU ARE STAYING SAFE AND UPBEAT IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.

THE WELL-BEING OF YOUR FAMILIES AND OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FOREMOST CONCERN.

DUE TO THE GOVERNOR'S EMERGENCY ORDER, OUR OFFICE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL NOON ON MAY 4.

OUR STAFF IS WORKING REMOTELY AND IF WE CAN PROVIDE ANY RESOURCES, CONNECT YOU WITH NEEDED GOODS AND SERVICES, OR ANSWER A QUESTION, PLEASE CONTACT US.

YOU CAN REACH ALIX…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 25, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chamber and All Non-Essential Businesses To Cease In Person Operation Until April 7

Chamber Office Will Be Closed Until April 7

Due to Governor Baker's order requiring non-essential businesses to close as of noon on Tuesday, March 24th, the Chamber office will close by 4:00pm today and remain closed through April 7. Chamber programs and events, including April's Fun at Five, are suspended until further notice. You can reach Alix by email or cell phone during this time.…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 23, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

United Way Receives $49,000 Donation from Cornerstone Bank & Employees

Featured here with Cornerstone Bank employees are representatives from the United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton (UW SSC). From left: UW SSC Executive Director Mary O’Coin and UW SSC 2019 Campaign Chair Dawna Dagenais, Cornerstone Bank President & Treasurer and Chairman of the…

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Added by Cornerstone Bank on March 19, 2020 at 4:45pm — No Comments

UPDATED 3/18: Local Restaurants Offering Delivery and Take-Out

We wanted to share with you the latest from our restaurant friends. These Member businesses would truly appreciate your support during this unprecedented time and we all have to eat!
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This information is subject to change and we recommend checking websites, social media, or just give a ring to your favorite eateries to confirm their current offerings. Some offer…
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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 17, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 will have access to capital assistance

BOSTON March 16, 2020 – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced economic support for small businesses with a $10 million loan fund to provide financial relief to those that have been affected by COVID-19.

The $10 million…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 17, 2020 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Important Message from the US Small Business Administration

Important message from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) via Robert H. Nelson, Massachusetts District Director

The MA Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Baker-Polito Administration are working closely with the U.S. SBA to activate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program which would provide assistance to eligible businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.

The 1st step in this process is to meet a minimum threshold of…

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Added by CMS Chamber Online on March 16, 2020 at 2:45pm — No Comments

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